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From Liz Hawley in Kathmandu

On Friday morning, at the age of 95, legendary chronicler of Himalayan climbing Elizabeth Hawley left us for good.


SOUTHERLY WIND

Nepal’s cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic diversity is Nepal’s national identity. How Nepalis want to define themselves should not change just because there is a new power balance in New Delhi.


A View of Kathmandu After the Earthquake

Puffs, then billows, of dust rose from various parts of the city, within minutes shrouding the whole valley in a brown blanket.


Demography and democracy

Federalism is looking fraught, it may be wiser to address exclusion in the new constitution but leave state restructuring for later. In the political roller coaster ride we are all in, many of us haven’t fully taken in the implications of the results of the 2011 census for the new constitution. Last week’s Dasain holidays bore out […]


The Big One

An earthquake hitting Kathmandu Valley is like all-out nuclear war. If you think about it too much you’ll go mad. So most people try not to worry too much and get on with their lives. The experts say it is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ we will see a repeat of the 1934 jolt along […]



 

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